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Bernadette O'Rourke

Tributes to Bernadette O’Rourke

22 May 15

Laing O’Rourke pays tribute to senior director, who died at the age of 54 earlier this month

Andrea Leadsom

Industry leaders praise energy minister appointment

22 May 15

Former Treasury minister Andrea Leadsom to take on development of next generation of nuclear power plants


Mace tops contractors’ league with £238m contract haul

21 May 15

Six major projects, including data centre and development in Camden Town, propel firm to top of the table

Sajid Javid

Javid to legislate to help small businesses over late payment

21 May 15

Business secretary announces proposals to give trade associations power to intervene on behalf of members

Fitzroy Place

Sir Robert McAlpine singles out Fitzroy Place after £89m loss

21 May 15

Central London scheme is running up to six months late with problems on flats and public realm elements



It’s time to fix the housing crisis

22 May 2015

With a dire shortage of homes in the country, what has the government got to do to get housing working again?


Liverpool Street station

International infrastructure totex

19 May 15

When considering the cost of a building, it is vital to look at the total in-use and maintenance costs as well as capital investment

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Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre: A plan is thatched

20 May 15

The £11.6m Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method



Hansom: Parties and politics

22 May 15

The anti-Garden Bridge brigade phone it in, RIBA gets theatrical in an ex-Shed, Prince Charles’ fears about fish are published, and someone has to pay at Balfour Beatty. Plus, Make parks itself in its new studio

Project news

International Quarter FCA building

Lend Lease secures second occupier for Stratford International Quarter

21 May 15

Land Lease and London & Continental Railways have secured their second tenant for The International Quarter

Peter Amato

Amato exits Dalian Wanda after 10 months in role

1 May 15

Development director departs Chinese property firm before work starts on £900m One Nine Elms scheme

HTA Aylesbury

Green light for 3,500-home south London scheme

28 Apr 15

HTA Design, Hawkins\Brown and Mae buildings given go-ahead at Aylesbury Estate

silvertown quays

London's £3.5bn Silvertown Quays wins planning

23 Apr 15

Massive scheme in east London given the green light

Theatr Bryn Terfel

Galliford Try theatre eight months late and still no opening date

15 Apr 15

Theatr Bryn Terfel in Bangor scheme was inherited with acquisition of Miller Construction

Stanton Williams, Shell Centre

Shell Centre challenge to go to Court of Appeal

13 Apr 15

Campaigner files papers seeking permission to take case against £1.2bn development to Court of Appeal

Sketch of the week

Sketch cr st

Sketch of the week: Cross Street, Medway

22 May 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Matt Brown at bptw partnership

Chelsea Flower Show

Image of the week: Blooms with a view

21 May 15 | Updated: 21 May 15

Morgan Stanley makes it debut as a show garden sponsor at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show


Sarah Richardson

Stand and deliver

22 May 2015

The government needs to act now to have any chance of staving off a housing crisis


Construction professions

Professions: Now you see them, now you don’t

21 May 15

Construction’s professions could effectively disappear within a decade, according to the author of a challenging report


Richard Threlfall

Collaborative working: Going nowhere fast

22 May 15 | By Richard Threlfall

The unfortunate tendency for everyone in this industry to go it alone means we will fail to capitalise on a new stable government - unless we finally start collaborating

Michael Dall

What’s really going on?

21 May 15 | By Michael Dall

Latest statistics show construction industry has shrunk in first quarter of 2015

Noble Francis

Business as usual

21 May 15 | By Noble Francis

Housing and construction activity not affected by election uncertainty according to latest indices


Integrated service modules

What to specify: Off-site manufacture

20 May 15

This week’s modular products include a stylish services solution at David Chipperfield’s One Pancras Square, a nanotechnology lab, and a school sixth form centre constructed in just 14 weeks

From the archive

archive 95

This week in 1995

22 May 15

As the new government is pressed on the housing shortage, we look back to 20 years ago when it was a different story


Peter Morse

Cyber attacks

21 May 15 | By Peter Morse

The building industry needs to wise up to the threat of attacks on businesses from cyberspace and what it can do to guard against them

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